9:17 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Sharing the Lives of Six Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Through Art

The Story of My Life shares the lives of six adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Greg Silvernail, James Loudermilk, John Linville, Cecelia Henry, Karen Lash and Ghree Lockard. Their stories are told through photographs, spoken and written word, and visual art that they created in collaboration with instructors from the Sawtooth School for Visual Art. The multi-media exhibition opens Friday, October 11th and it’ll remain on display through November 14th at the Sawtooth School in Winston-Salem.

The Story of My Life is told by three local award-winning documentarians: photographer Christine Rucker, journalist and multimedia editor Michelle Johnson, and investigative journalist, narrative writer and college teacher Phoebe Zerwick. Christine and Phoebe were joined in the studio by Sawtooth Executive Director Joanne Vernon. Phoebe says this project began two years ago.Sawtooth Executive Director Joanne Vernon. Prior to Joanne we heard from photographer Christine The opening reception for The story of My Life is Friday night, October 11th from 5:30-7:30 PM, at Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem.  


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